CIO | CTO | CKO | IT Director | Director of Litigation Support | Director of Practice Support
There is no role that impacts the success of your technology department more than your technology leader. But as you probably know hiring a CIO for your law firm (or any other technology leadership role) is not an easy endeavor. With everything else on you’re plate, you likely don’t have the hours of time or energy necessary to find the right person for the job. That’s where ESP Legal comes in.
If you want the ultimate effort for your financial investment when looking for your next executive-level technology professional, we can help. Our full-service financially committed search service offers you a dedicated investment of our time to find you your next legal technology leader.
Today’s technology leaders not only manage their law firms’ technology teams and initiate the implementation of technology; they focus on helping law firms deliver strategic value and competitive advantage to their clients. With the right background of skills, leadership experience, and education, and a personality that suits the culture of your firm, we’ll find you a technology leader who can help your firm succeed.
We’re connected to both seasoned and up-and-coming technology leaders ready to make an impact at your firm.
A great culture fit is as much our priority as finding the individual with the technical and leadership skills you need.
Our financially committed search model gives you more flexibility than a traditional retained search model.
We know who you're looking for because we understand the unique challenges and opportunities law firm’s face.
30+ Years of Technology Search Experience Exclusively for Law Firms
ESP’s Founder, Chris Hildreth, is personally involved in all executive searches, bringing to each search over 30 years of experience in law firm technology and staffing. With that experience comes a wide network of technology leaders with deep experience in the legal niche. Our technical recruiters also have backgrounds in legal technology staffing. As such, we understand the unique needs of an executive search for law firms and will find the candidates that a national retained search firm would overlook.
A Better Model: Financially Committed Search
Unlike a traditional retained search, our executive search service adheres to a financially committed search model. This means that rather than being obligated to pay us an entire fee no matter the outcome of the search, you’ll only pay us based on our accomplishment of mutually agreed upon milestones. To initiate the search, you’ll pay us one third of 25% of the compensation package for the position, and then you won’t pay another dime until we’ve hit the objectives you’ve set for us. In other words, the rest of the payment schedule is up to you!
A Client-Focused Process
ESP will create an extensive plan specifically for the particular needs of your law firm to ensure a strong strategy for identifying, evaluating, attracting, and securing the very best technology leadership available in a timely manner. We’ll work with you to create a compelling presentation to take to market that you will approve prior to us picking up the phone for that first call. You will also receive weekly summaries or market analytics on the search status so you’re fully aware of the work ESP Legal is doing on your behalf and the progress of your executive search. Our collaborative, individualized, and strategic approach results in our clients hiring the legal technology leaders they need.
The Best Fit for Your Firm, Prequalified
We only present you with the highest quality of candidates, pre-screened for your CIO, CKO, or Director-level opening. We’ll do the prospecting and sort through background information and resumes, conduct a thorough first round of interviews, and perform reference checks for you. You’ll then be presented with highly qualified technology leaders to meet and interview. We’ll remain in an advisory role until the completion of your search. This process saves you the time it takes to identify top talent, and instead you are able to select your choice from among the legal technology industry’s best.
Additional Benefits of Our Financially Committed Executive Search Service
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